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SEEDS 066 ISLANDIA REYKJAVK ENVI,CONS, 07/09/2021 16/09/2021

ISLAND OF VIEY (2/2) | SEEDS 066 | 2021-09-07 - 2021-09-16 | ENVI,CONS, | Age: 18 - 99


SEEDS volunteers will have the opportunity to work on the historical island of Vioey for the 15th year in a row with our host, the city of Reykjavik.

Work: Vioey is a popular destination during the summer among Icelandic and foreign visitors. Volunteers will help prepare the island for the autumn/winter season. Volunteers will beautify the surroundings by cleaning up the area, especially along the coastline, like hand-picking garbage or collecting trash blown by the wind or brought by the sea to the shores and surroundings.SEEDS volunteers may carry out some gardening activities as well and possibly make and maintain walking paths. Well maintained paths enable people to visit the area without damaging it and this important work also helps to improve safety for visitors. Depending on the advance of the project and weather conditions, volunteers may have other possible tasks such as checking up and repairing garden furniture.The working day normally runs from 09:00 - 17:00 with breaks for lunch and coffee; however, please be prepared for some flexibility due to the nature of Iceland s changeable weather.The weather conditions in Iceland are unpredictable and the temperature in May can drop during the evenings. Be prepared to experience all kinds of weather and be sure of bringing warm clothing since most of the work will take place outdoors. Volunteers should have motivation to work outside and work in all kinds of weather as it can get cold and rainy. Bring warm and/or waterproof clothes (overcoats, scarves, gloves and hats) walking shoes/boots as the activities take place outside.As it is outdoors work, volunteers shall be ready to adapt and be flexible with the working and free-time schedule, as depending on the weather, we may not be able to perform some of the tasks or activities planned.

Accomodation and food: Volunteers will be lodged in a local house on Vioey Island, in shared rooms in a sleeping bag accommodation. Please bring your own sleeping bag.The house has an equipped kitchen. Volunteers will receive food ingredients and be in charge of cooking and cleaning. Do not forget some traditional/typical food from your home country for the international evening.

Location: REYKJAVK

Location and Leisure: Vioey or Wood Island is the largest (1,7 km) island in the Kollafjorour Bay, just outside Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. The island is covered by many species of plants and at least 30 species of breeding birds have been counted here. Vioey was inhabited from soon after the settlement of Iceland already in the 10th century and at the beginning of the 20th century around 100 people lived there. Today the island is uninhabited.There is a regular boat connection between the island and the harbour of Reykjavik. The island is only a few hundred metres away from the city and the trip takes about 10 minutes. This makes Vioey so special; it is a peaceful place, very close to the busy city life of the capital. There are hiking and cycling paths around the island and there is no motor traffic allowed. It also inhabits intriguing sculptural artwork, amongst them all nine pairs of basalt pillars that comprise Richard Serra s work Afangar and Yoko Ono s Imagine peace column, a tower of light, which is supported by the widow of John Lennon. Other places of interest on Vioey are related to archaeological research.

Train/Bus station: Bus station: Central Reykjavik (BS)

Requirements: Participation fee EUR 300 (Euros) which can be transferred in advance or paid for on arrival. This fee includes the transportation from the meeting point to the camp location (on the first day of the camp), the Golden Circle excursion and a whale watching trip worth around EUR 200 with tour operators. We will have free rides in the boat/ferry to the city of Reykjavik during the free time and this is subject to its schedule.

Language: eng,eng

Extra Fee: 300 EUR

Participation fee EUR 300 (Euros) which can be transferred in advance or paid for on arrival. This fee includes the transportation from the meeting point.